Top 5 Tips for Creating a Spring Garden That You Can Love

MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

So, are you craving the beauty of your own lush flower garden?

 

Always wanted to know what their secret is to maintaining a beautiful flower garden?

 

Let’s dive in to some tips to creating your own bit of visual paradise in your own backyard.

 

Clean Your Garden Area

 Make sure you clean your garden and remove any leaves or other debris that would be left over from winter.  If there are any weeds, make sure you pull those as well.

 

 Replace your Soil (or freshen it up)

 After winter, the soil can be dry and may need a little help.  You can add fertilizer, or buy some new soil to put on top.  You need to make sure that you have a good foundation to build/grow your garden.

 

Prune any Plants that survived the winter

 If you have an existing plants that perhaps made it through the winter, make sure to cut any dead leaves off so they are in good shape for the coming months.

 

Mulch

 At this point, you should find and add mulch to your garden.  You want to stick to a level of approximately 1-3 inches.  The mulch helps maintain the moisture and temperature of the garden.  This is an imperative step if you want your garden to survive.

 

Plant your flowers

 Now it is time to plant your flowers.  It is up to you to choose what kind of plants or flowers that you want to have in your garden.  Keep in mind that if you plant annuals, they will need to be replaced every year.  However, if you plant perennials, they will last 2-3 years before needing to be replaced.  The process is entirely up to you.  You choose what you think is beautiful.

 

Resources:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/home-advisor/5-essential-spring-gardening-tips_b_7025676.html